Recent annuity stories

These complex insurance products are worth a closer look, but be sure to scrutinize them.
Immediate annuities can come with bells and whistles that provide protection but cost extra.
The part of the annuity payment representing return of capital is not taxable, but the earnings are.
Consider taxes and pensions before deciding if an annuity is right for you.
Before surrendering an annuity, make sure you understand the consequences.
Do some crucial research before investing in a flexible retirement annuity.
A form of dollar-cost averaging can boost the yield when investing in immediate annuities.
Whether you take the monthly pension or a lump sum payout, the decision will have lifelong effects.
Annuities can be an attractive option, offering a steady paycheck for life and certain guarantees.
Investors should not choose a variable annuity before doing a little homework.
Give people an annuity is one way to make the gift of money last over a longer time period.
Learning about annuities before signing a contract can prevent financial regrets.
Annuities have good and bad points. Dig deep to learn all the restrictions, fees and taxes involved.
The wrong time to learn more details about your annuity contract is after you sign on the dotted line.
An annuity may be the best bet to rescue your retirement in today's volatile investment climate.
You're not getting a traditional pension? You can purchase a reasonable facsimile, but there are trade-offs.
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